Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean that you can't still have an herb garden, These are the best herbs to plant in your fall garden!
Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean that you can't still have an herb garden, These are the best herbs to plant in your fall garden!
Tomato troubles - diseases and organic remedies. Also a basic companion planting chart.
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Tomato Problems De-coded. Tomato plant gardening
Tomato troubles - Identify & solve tomato plant problems organically. Great info!
Common Tomato Plant Ailments and Organic remedies. Also a companion planting chart ~
Common Tomato Plant Ailments Organic Tomato Garden Tips
One day, I will have a medicinal herb garden.
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10 Healing Herbs to Grow in Your Survival Garden | www.thepaleomama.com - Basil, German Chamomile, Feverfew, Lemon Balm, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender.
Are you growing herbs in your garden? There just might be more than meets the eye in regards to those herbs! Lavender, Rosemary, Sage, Basil... all with healing qualities.
Learn to grow your own Happy Herb Garden. -[ONLY 3.99] – http://bit.ly/1FrCAre 10 Healing Herbs to Grow in Your Survival Garden #herbgarden
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5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic -
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5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic. I also like the wire basket
5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic: micro gardener
5 Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic Hanging baskets for veggies :)
Excellent article. All you ever need to know about growing garlic. Step Guide to Growing Gorgeous Garlic
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live by Niki Jabbour
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Want to eat fresh, home-grown salads in winter? Nova Scotia gardener and author Niki Jabbour says you can do it — and put an end to the first frost being the end of your growing season. In her book, The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener, she explains how to stretch the growing seasons through gardening tips for succession planting, building cold frames and planning crops to get maximum yields. In this excerpt, Jabbour gives instructions and tips for succession planting, an important aspect of longer-season growing.
The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Food 365 Days a Year, No Matter Where You Live - Read Book Reviews, Check Local Library - AboutRead.com
This DIY compost bin is sturdy, easy to open, has good airflow, and latches closed to keep out critters! Free plans and full step by step tutorial here!
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Might do this come next year! "This DIY compost bin is sturdy, easy to open, has good airflow, and latches closed to keep out critters! Get the free plans here, plus see the full tutorial to build your own!"
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DIY compost bin plans and the full tutorial to build your own!
What DOESN’T Go in the Compost Bin? [INFOGRAPHIC] - We Are Prepared Patriots
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Good to know for my compost bins in my garden: Thinking of starting a compost pile? Make sure you know what you should and should not compost.
DIY Composting Guide - Thinking of starting a compost pile? Make sure you know what you should and should not compost.
Composting Guide: Composting 101
New Life On A Homestead » Blog Archive How Much Should I Plant To Feed My Family For A Year?
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How much to plant in your vegetable garden to feed your family,
New Life On A Homestead » How Much Should I Plant To Feed My Family For A Year?
The Homestead Survival | How Much Should A Family Plant To Feed Themselves For A Year | http://thehomesteadsurvival.com
Raised Garden Bed Benefits | by ImperfectlyHappy.com
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Raised Garden Bed Benefits
Awesome gardening hacks that really work! Tips for tomatoes, bugs, watering and keeping plants warm in cooler weather. Tried & true, these gardening tips are worth giving a try! :: DontWastetheCrumb...
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5 CLEVER GARDENING HACKS FOR THE BEGINNER GARDENER
Reclaimed wood transforms a blue barrel (or ugly plastic pot) into a beautiful planter. Good for barn and house!
underground green house
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How to build an underground greenhouse.
How To Build an Earth-Sheltered Greenhouse - Natural Health - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Sheltered Greenhouse Interior
Earth sheltered greenhouse plans
Earth bermed greenhouse
Discusses the best varieties to start with as a beginning gardener.
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Cucumbers < Best fruits and vegetables to plant in your garden - Sunset.com
Cucumbers; 2 types (vining bush)faves- Lemon Cuke (heirloom) Armenian
21 best crops for your edible garden, How to grow cucumbers.
Edible Garden Ideas - 21 crops!
best crops for your edible garden | Cucumbers..Warm-season crop Make room for at least one cuke in your summer garden and you won’t regret it; think of all those ways to serve the fruits―as appetizers (sliced and topped with deviled eggs), in salads, and cold soups.
The Vertical Garden
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Vertical Gardening Supports
Vertical Gardening Techniques for Maximum Returns - You can improve yield, grow bigger vegetables, and make more efficient use of growing space through vertical gardening. - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Container Gardening - Mother Earth News
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Great Article For Container Gardening (Veggies & Herbs)
If you don’t have a good garden spot in your yard, why not grow some vegetables and herbs using container gardening | Mother Earth News
Container Gardening Vegetables and Herbs .
Container Vegetable Gardening These are among the best food crops for container gardening: artichoke, arugula, bok choy, celery, chard, cucumber, eggplant, garlic, lettuce, onion, pepper, snap bean, pea, tomato and most herbs. Look for compact varieties that will grow best in a confined space.
Unusual Container Garden Ideas
The best vegetables to grow in the shade - Mother Earth News
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Best Vegetables to Grow in the Shade - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS... Even in shaded conditions, you can bask in great garden harvests if you choose the right crops and make a few easy adjustments. By Colleen Vanderlinden For successful growing in the shade, remove low-hanging branches from nearby trees, use raised beds and liners to discourage tree roots from wicking water away from crops, and use reflective mulches to give plants more light. For many gardeners, the optimum conditions most vegetables prefer — eight to 10 hours of full sun — just aren’t possible. Whether it’s from trees or shadows from nearby buildings, shade is commonly a fact of gardening life. Luckily, shade doesn’t have to prohibit gardeners from growing their own food. If you start with the most shade-tolerant crops, take extra care to provide fertile soil and ample water, and consider using a reflective plastic mulch, you can establish a productive shade garden and harvest a respectable variety of veggies. How Much Shade Is Too Much? All shade is not equal. Some shady conditions will yield much more produce than others will, while some areas are better left for hostas and moss. Gardeners should be familiar with the different types of shade, but should also keep in mind that measuring how much shade your garden gets isn’t always easy. For instance, nearby trees may cast dappled shade on your garden for some or all of the day. If the tree canopy is high enough and the branches aren’t too dense, the conditions nearby can be shady but still fairly bright. Trimming any low-hanging branches can help let in more sunlight. More challenging than dappled shade is partial shade, which can be quite variable, ranging from only a couple of sunny hours and many hours of shade to the opposite. Shade from buildings is more difficult to deal with than shade from trees, as it often plunges the garden into total shade for large parts of the day. As a general rule, if you have a few hours of full sun but dark shade for the rest of the day, you can grow some crops, but the yields won’t be as high as if you had bright or dappled shade during the rest of the day. Maybe your garden has a little of everything: some areas that get a couple of hours of sun, some that get dappled shade and some areas that are in complete shade. In addition, the amounts of shade will change seasonally! It can be difficult to add up the exact amount of sun your crops get in such a scenario. Keep an open mind about what you may be able to grow in your conditions, and use our chart of the best shade-tolerant vegetables as a guide for where to start. Reflective Mulches and Surfaces Reflective mulches, including metallic mulches, are a great tool for gardeners growing in shady conditions, and for some crops in some regions, the benefits can be huge. University studies have shown increased yields in crops such as peppers, tomatoes and strawberries. Reflective mulches — such as the red plastic mulch some tomato growers have become fond of — reflect light up onto the leaves of plants. Mathieu Ngouajio, Associate Professor of Vegetable Crops in Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture, says that under partial shading, reflective mulches have been shown to provide the following advantages: increased amount of light in the plant canopy, increased air temperature in the plant canopy, increased photosynthesis, reduced incidence of certain insects (particularly aphids and thrips), and increased produce yield and quality. Ngouajio recommends metallized reflective mulches (which look like aluminum foil) because they reflect the entire light spectrum and will have the greatest impact on increasing photosynthesis and, therefore, growth. Creating other bright, reflective surfaces near your garden will also benefit plants. If you’re growing near a wall, R.J. Ruppenthal, who shares his experiences with his small, Bay Area garden in his book Fresh Food From Small Spaces, recommends painting the wall white or another light color. “A bright-painted wall that faces the sun for any period of the day, particularly south-facing, will reflect an enormous amount of light and heat,” Ruppenthal says. “This speeds up growth rates quite a bit, and can compensate for some other shade during the day.” We encourage you to try reflective mulches (aluminum foil should also work nicely) and reflective surfaces in your own shady garden. If you use them, let us know how they work out! Soil Considerations If you’re going to push the envelope sun-wise, make sure your soil is well-prepared. Amend your garden soil with plenty of mature compost, and loosen the soil to at least a foot before planting your crops. The roots of nearby shade trees present a challenge all their own. The roots will wick moisture and nutrients away from your crops, causing them to need more frequent watering and fertilizing, and the roots will eventually invade your well-prepared soil. To overcome this, build raised beds or grow in containers filled with good-quality potting soil. If you’re building a raised bed, try lining the bottom of the bed with discarded carpet to help keep tree roots at bay. Pests and Diseases in Shady Gardens In any garden, the key to successful pest and disease management is to pay close attention to your plants and deal with problems right away. This is doubly important in shady gardens, where some disease problems can be exacerbated by the low light levels, and pests such as slugs and snails — which thrive in damp, shady conditions — can decimate your lettuce crop in a flash. Check your garden daily for the first signs of pests. Chewed leaves are most likely from slugs or snails. Handpick these pests whenever you see them. Also, a reflective mulch brightening your garden will do double duty as a pest deterrent: The reflective surface will confuse many pests, and they’ll tend to avoid the area. Trial and Error Shade gardening experts tend to champion a trial-and-error approach to growing without full sun, all offering the same advice: Just try it and see! Some of the vegetables on our chart of Best Shade-Tolerant Vegetables will grow better in your conditions than others will. The quality of shade, your soil type and level of fertility, ambient temperature and how much moisture the plants get all play a role in determining the success of the crops. Regional conditions also play a part in how well your garden will handle shade. In the South and at high altitudes, some shade can be a good thing during summer to protect plants from the intense sunlight. In cooler, less-sunny areas, such as the Pacific Northwest, growing in shade is a bigger challenge. Orientation can have an effect on the garden, too: North-facing slopes are already cool and shady, but south-facing slopes tend to be hot and dry during the summer. South-facing gardens benefit from a bit of shade to conserve moisture and regulate temperatures slightly. Have a blast experimenting in your garden. Rather than feeling limited by less-than-perfect conditions, try to see shade as a fun challenge to overcome, and we’re betting you’ll eventually enjoy plenty of delicious, homegrown food! Reflective Mulch Sources Harris Seeds800-544-7938 Johnny’s Selected Seeds877-564-6697 Peaceful Valley Farm Supply888-784-1722
Shade tolerant vegetables.
shade garden vegetables
Grow veggies in shade...& I have a lot of shade!
Best Way to Grow Vegetables in the Shade - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEWS - "Use raised beds and liners, reflective mulches or reflectors." Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vegetables-to-grow-in-shade-zm0z11zsto.aspx#ixzz3OiuDefWQ
I think the practice of saving seeds is due for a revival. Seed saving is rewarding in so many ways. It’s very easy. If you find yourself smitten by it, there are ways you can ...
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How to Save Seeds - Live Free, Live Natural --- very good post, well explained advice for seed saving novices
Survival Zombie Apocalypse: #Survival ~ How To Save Seeds.
Garden seed saving techniques.
Gardening: 5 Tips on How to Grow Melons
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5 Tips on How to Grow Melons in Your Garden #edible #food #fruit #gardening #modern garden design #garden design #garden decorating| http://garden-design-ideas.blogspot.com
Melon summer color inspiration
Did you know you can throw a small handful of epsom salt into the strawberry patch and the plants will thank you for that extra little boost of growing power? They love the nutrients from the epsom salt. It helps set the blossoms, keeps the plants blooming more and the fruit tastes sweeter. Here is to the salt of the earth!
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For my blackberry bushes!
I've got some raspberry bushes growing out side...time to put up a trellis. Looks like this is what we'll do.
Raspberry Patch with Custom Trellis - GardenTenders.com
raspberry trellis - good idea for growing raspberries
Companion Planting | What NOT To Plant Together
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Companion planting guide. When growing our own fruits and vegetables, what should you not plant together? #vegetables #gardening
Companion Planting - What Not to Plant Together when Gardening #CurbAppeal #Garden #Gardening #Grow #Home #Landscaping #Planting #Plants
Companion Planting - What Not to Plant Together when Gardening #gardening #vegetables #backyard
Companion Planting | What NOT To Plant Together Beans: chives, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers, marigolds Peas: Don’t plant near chives, garlic, leeks, onions, peppers Broccoli,Cauliflower: peppers, squash, strawberries, tomatoes Tomatoes: broccoli, cauliflower, cilantro, cucumbers Dill: carrots
Raised herb garden-beautiful
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Raised bed herb garden ideas
Raised bed Herb Garden. Would be good on the side yard.
#outdoor #design . #patio herb #garden #idea | artandappetite.com
Love this idea! Tiered & raised veggie and kitchen herb beds.
I love that this herb garden has a separate section for each herb... Square foot gardening for herbs. For more gardening ideas and tips contact your Rapid City Nursery, at www.jollylane.com/greenhouse.
List for composting.
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What can be composted? by diyready: Here is a list of some compostable items you may have around the house #Infographic #Gardening #Compost
What is Compost...and a cute presentation. would be cute blown up, on canvas, outdoor proof and hung up outside in the garden among the bounty
List of Compostables garden composting list #healthy #green
List for composting. on a Garden sign?
for compost bin
What can be composted? | Here is a list of some compostable items you may have around the house #DIY #garden #plant
Basic fence box...I used zip ties on the chicken wire instead and it looks great. Will lift off so I can harvest my veggies later on and will keep the squirrels and rabbits out!